Question: Can Too Much Vitamin K Cause Blood Clots?

What happens to your body if you have too much vitamin K?

Vitamin K is necessary for normal blood clotting.

It is also needed for healthy bones and other tissues.

The effects of vitamin K toxicity can include jaundice in newborns, anemia due to rupture of red blood cells, and jaundice..

What are the side effects of too much vitamin k2?

Side EffectsDecreased appetite.decreased movement or activity.difficulty in breathing.enlarged liver.general body swelling.muscle stiffness.paleness.

How much vitamin K is too much daily?

You should be able to get all the vitamin K you need by eating a varied and balanced diet. If you take vitamin K supplements, do not take too much as this might be harmful. Taking 1mg or less of vitamin K supplements a day is unlikely to cause any harm.

How much vitamin K is toxic?

Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) is not toxic when consumed orally, even in large amounts. However, menadione (a synthetic, water-soluble vitamin K precursor) can cause toxicity (infants have developed hemolytic anemia, hyperbilirubinemia, jaundice, and kernicterus) and should not be used to treat vitamin K deficiency.

Is it safe to take vitamin K everyday?

The recommended Adequate Intake for vitamin K, set by the Institute of Medicine, is 90 micrograms a day for women, 120 micrograms for men (a microgram is one-thousandth of a milligram).

Does vitamin K make your blood thicker or thinner?

Vitamin K helps your blood to clot (thicken to stop bleeding). Warfarin works by making it harder for your body to use vitamin K to clot blood. Changes in the amount of vitamin K that you normally eat can affect how warfarin works.